The importance of Green cover and its relevance in the present day context is a subject that is pertinent and crucial for sustainable development especially in the context of urbanization. The Urban Green Guidelines 2014 Town and Country Planning Organization, Government of Indian Ministry of Urban Development lays down the guidelines and requisite greening of urban areas in an effort to minimize and mitigate the effects of concretization of the otherwise green areas including forests and agricultural lands.
Buildings have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment. During their construction, occupancy, renovation, repurposing, and demolition, buildings use energy, water, and raw materials, generate waste, and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions. These facts have prompted the creation of green building standards, certifications, and rating systems aimed at mitigating the impact of buildings on the natural environment through sustainable design.
Development and sustenance of green cover should go hand in glove and one should not be compromised for the other. The campus green cover drive across universities globally is an initiative to sensitize the younger generations on the necessity of a compensator green cover and plantations. AICTE has also called for a Clean and Smart Campus initiative across all the universities in India.
The rapid increase in all forms of wastes disposed thoughtlessly and the consumption of depleting resource is a global problem. The environmental issues, nowadays, remain at the core of the policy of educational institutions. The people associated with the organisation need to have environmental awareness to safeguard our environment. In today’s scenario the young generation is highly inclined in taking self-responsibility to protect our environment. The educational institutions have taken this opportunity to hone this awareness and motivate the students a sense of promoting green campuses and protecting environmental damages. There is a dire need to create mass environmental awareness to minimise the environmental damages. The university and school can collectively promote environmental awareness by many developmental plans and activities. University displays sensitivity to issues like climate change and environment degradation. Thus University takes lead in protecting our mother nature by adopting eco-friendly activities and to spread awareness by various programmes.
Alternate Sources of
D.Y.Patil University strives hard to reduce the consumption of energy and has also adopted a range of alternate sources of energy. One measure in this aspect is its effort to tap the solar energy to minimise carbon emission. Currently, there is 208 KWp roof top PV Solar plant installed in the university campus for generation of electricity and also connected with grid. On an average 25000 units per month is generated through solar production. All the hostels have been installed with ‘Solar Heating water system’.
Bio-Medical Waste at
D Y Hospital
Solid waste segregation
Bio-degradable wastes generated in the university is decomposed through two following methods namely, NADEP compost and Vermi compost. These units help to decompose waste into organic nature and gives a practical exposure to the students at School of Agriculture.
Herbal Garden – Medicinal plants play a major role and constitute the backbone of Ayurved. The Institute has maintained a unique Herbal garden with a Greenhouse installed in an area of 10,000sq. ft. For the purpose of demonstration and educating the students as well as the general public, a Herbal Garden has been developed over 87120 sq.ft. of land with a distinct Green house which exhibits varieties of plants on aesthetically designed beds maintained by latest fogging system .There are approximately 267 species and 3203 number of plants and a unique Nakshatra vana, Raashi vana to educate the importance of medicinal plants through traditional astrological aspects.
Bio Gas Plant
Oxygen generation and storage system
Oxygen is the most important clinical gas used in health care centers and Hospitals. No modern hospital can manage without oxygen gas Generator. Pure oxygen is an essential resource in the operating room during anesthesia, for the respiration of patients, and in the intensive care or neonatal units. Currently, hospitals buy oxygen from bulk medical oxygen plant Manufactures. The bulk oxygen is bought in both liquid and gaseous form.
Convenience – Gas is continuously fed into the system so there are no hassles of refilling / changing the cylinder; it is piped and does not require any space to store, hence handling is easy, safe and secure. Economical – Higher savings than any other conventional fuel. Safe – Robust systems and processes as per international safety standards that match the best in the world, are practiced. PNG being lighter than air disperses easily and avoids spontaneous flammability. Consistent, reliable supply – MGL has got a track record of almost 100% reliability in its gas supply.